Tochigi: Girl, 15, hit and killed by train in apparent suicide
tokyoreporter.com -- Apr 12
A female high school student was hit and killed by a train in Yaita City on Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police have revealed, reports NHK

At around 6:30 a.m., the girl, 15, was struck by a JR Utsunomiya Line train at a crossing in the Tsuchiya area. She was confirmed dead at the scene, police said.

The crossing includes a gate and a warning bell. The driver of the train witnessed the girl crossing past the gate and onto the tracks before train’s arrival, which has led police to believe she took her life intentionally.

The girl is a first-year student at a public high school in Nasushiobara City. Last week, the school held an entrance ceremony for the new term.

“Police have confirmed with us that the student was involved in an accident,” a representative of the school was quoted. “We are now confirming the facts.”

高校に入学したばかりの女子生徒が電車にはねられ死亡しました。 9日午前6時半ごろ、栃木県矢板市の踏切で、JR宇都宮線の普通電車が踏切の中にいた県立高校1年の15歳の女子生徒をはねました。女子生徒はその場で死亡が確認されました。
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